23. březen 2022 / Tým IDE
About Bohemian Perfecion project
Bohemian Perfection: a platform strengthening individuals and entities working in the field of traditional crafts, their interdisciplinary cooperation and networking with actors of applied design and tourism
We treasure traditions but keep up with trends
The intention of the Bohemian Perfection online platform and its tools is to make visible, revive and develop traditional folk crafts and their products with a direct link to the localities where they originate.
The path to revival is through connecting selected top craftsmen and heritage artisans with producers of home accessories, furniture and fashion and with designers. In this way, we believe that sustainable products of high artistic and artisanal value can bring the heritage of our ancestors back into the present, to become part of our interiors and wardrobes once again.
By thoughtfully promoting local handicrafts and traditions in direct connection with the places of origin, we can contribute to the attractiveness of these locations as tourist destinations and encourage their development so that there is no superficial commercial "exploitation", but a gradual and long-term appreciation. We want to promote the uniqueness of the place, to help local people develop their ancestral heritage. To enable its visitors to discover the values based on traditional crafts and products.
If we can better understand the story behind a craft product, its origins, the preparation of the materials, the production process, and the care of the product, we will be willing to pay a fair price for it and naturally value it. Instead of replacing it, we will repair it and perhaps one day pass it on to our children. We believe that this, too, is a way to care for our own history and a more sustainable approach to the world for each of us.
Total cost: CZK 1,565,216 for the period 1 March 2022 to 31 August 2023
The project is funded by the EEA Funds 2014-2021 under the Culture Programme.
Czech Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Product Design Studio - Studio Jaroš
National Institute of Folk Culture
Hogskulen for gron utvikling (University College for Green Development), Norway